A thank you from the US Department of Education:
As we work to support family and community engagement as essential components for improving student learning outcomes, we would like to thank NAFSCE and everyone who participated in our Research to Practice: The Impact of Family Engagement on African American Student Achievement event on September 21st. Like NAFSCE, the U.S. Department of Education strongly believes in the power of collaborative effort to improve the lives of children. As we work together to advance family, school, and community partnerships to support children and families across the country, please know that the work you do is greatly appreciated.
For those of you who were able to join us September 21 for our special convening, themed Family Engagement from Research to Practice: The Impact of Family Engagement on African American Student Achievement, we hope you found it to be thought-provoking and inspiring in helping you to be more effective in engaging families and advancing practice. For those of you not able to join us, the streamed event has been archived. We are also pleased to provide the PowerPoint from Dr. William Jeynes’ presentation at the convening and the Abstract to his Meta-Analysis.
NAFSCE is already preparing to build on the momentum from the convening and to be responsive to your ideas from the day. In that regard, we are posting a document which compiles the roundtable discussions from the convening. NAFSCE is also pleased to announce that we will dedicate our online October NAFSCE Network Meeting to this topic, entitled Engaging African-American Families: Stories from the Field. Many of our convening participants indicated an interest in having the opportunity to address questions directly to Dr. Jeynes and so we are pleased announce that he will be participating. NAFSCE also plans to follow-up our October meeting with a Community of Practice on this topic, open to all NAFSCE members, which will begin in November.